Program Objectives and Outcomes

Program Objectives and Outcomes

​Program Educational Objectives

The mission of our program is to produce graduates who can pursue leadership roles in the mechanical engineering profession. The following program educational objectives enable Grove City College mechanical engineers to meet this mission in the years following graduation:
 
     1. Graduates will be successfully employed in the mechanical engineering profession or in an alternative field. Many of our graduates will assume leadership roles in these positions and be recognized as effective communicators and team members.
     2. Graduates will engage in life-long learning through self-study, employer sponsored continuing education courses or workshops, or through formal graduate level education leading to an advanced degree.
     3. Graduates will demonstrate ethical behavior in the workplace and will carry out their professional duties in a manner that is consistent with a Christian worldview.
 

Student Outcomes

Our graduates fulfill the following program outcomes upon graduation:
     a.) An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
     b.) An ability to design and conduct experiments as well as to analyze and interpret data.
     c.) An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
     d.) An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
     e.) An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
     f.) An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility in a Christian context including recognition of the fundamental worth of individuals as creations of God, resulting in a consistent commitment to the safety and health of individuals, honesty, and impartiality in all affairs and faithfulness in serving both employers and clients.
     g.) An ability to communicate effectively. This outcome includes the ability to write clearly and cohesively about technical subjects, communicate mathematical analyses in a comprehensible form, and orally communicate on technical subjects with people at different levels of technical ability.
     h.) The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context. The following liberal arts areas are considered important in giving the Christian student a background for making judgments concerning engineering solutions: history of civilization, Biblical revelation, philosophy, literature, visual art, music, and modern civilization in international perspective.
     i.) Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
     j.) Knowledge of contemporary issues from a Christian perspective.
     k.) An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

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Internships

​Over the past five years 84% of mechanical engineering graduates participated in summer internship work experiences. ​

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Current Students

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ABET Accreditation

​​Grove City College is one of the few Christian colleges in the country that offers an ABET accredited B.S.M.E. degree. ​​

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Study Abroad for Engineers

​Approximately 40% of each graduating class in mechanical engineering at Grove City College completes the fall semester of their junior year at our 24-bed remote campus in Nantes, France. ​

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Senior Capstone Design Project

​During his or her senior year, every mechanical engineering student takes part in a Capstone Design Project. Students work in groups to design and construct a useful and marketable device.​

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Student Organizations

Students at Grove City College have the opportunity to join a wide variety of campus organizations including groups dedicated to engineering.  Learn More